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Senior Approved Apps and Products for Healthy Living

Posted by Eskaton on Aug 29, 2017 1:49:50 PM
Have you ever been recommended a product to help keep you mobile or reduce fall risk? Customer reviews and star ratings are essential tools to making educated decisions on what product is right for you or a loved one. We've gone one step further and asked Eskaton residents which smart phone applications and mobility devices they prefer. Check out this list. 
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Topics: Information & Assistance, Wellness Tips, CCRC (Continuing Care Retirement Community), Assisted Living, Independent Living, Technology

5 Signs It’s Time You're Ready to Move

Posted by Eskaton on Jan 1, 2017 12:30:00 PM

As you grow older, you begin to reevaluate your life. Have you ever wondered if it’s time to downsize? How do you know when you should do this? If you're approaching retirement age, there are ways to tell it's time to downsize.

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Topics: Information & Assistance

When Your Parent Refuses To Tour Assisted Living Communities

Posted by Eskaton on Sep 30, 2016 11:38:04 AM

You grew up with 'mother knows best'. Now the role has reversed and you will now have to play the role of caregiver. When you begin noticing your senior parent is having difficulty living on their own, it might be time for you to suggest they move into an assisted living community, but what if they refuse?

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Topics: Information & Assistance, Assisted Living

Tips For Budgeting For Your Senior Living Needs

Posted by Eskaton on Sep 29, 2016 9:47:57 AM

If you are at a point in your life where you are considering moving into a senior living community, you have a lot of options. Deciding factors in your selection may be based on the quality of service you need, amenities you desire, and an affordable monthly rate. How much you pay each month will depend on the size of the apartment, the services you require, and the community itself. To help you find the right budget and price range on the community you choose, here are some tips.

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Topics: Information & Assistance, Independent Living

What Could I Miss If I Wait To Choose A Senior Living Community

Posted by Eskaton on Sep 27, 2016 9:46:31 AM

You have done your research and found the perfect senior living community of your choice. Don't delay moving in. There are so many things for you to do and such a vibrant lifestyle you can live in senior communities today, there is no need to wait to move in. In fact, if you spoke to some of the residents that already live in these communities, they will tell you they wish they had moved in sooner.

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Topics: Information & Assistance, Independent Living

Keep Connected With Family Who Live Away

Posted by Eskaton on Sep 22, 2016 10:04:57 AM

If you are an older adult who is living far away from your family, it can be difficult to stay connected with them. The good news is we now have the internet. We didn't have the internet many decades ago and you had to rely on airplanes and long car rides to see your loved ones. These days, the internet provides an abundance of opportunities to stay connected and in close contact with your family when they live at a distance.

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Topics: Information & Assistance, Independent Living

Exercises Designed to Reduce Risk of Falling

Posted by Eskaton on Sep 20, 2016 4:01:49 PM

Start today improving your balance and reducing your fall risk. Here are 10 easy moves for a healthy stance.

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Topics: Information & Assistance, Wellness Tips

What A Brochure Doesn’t Tell You About An Independent Living Community

Posted by Eskaton on Sep 20, 2016 8:38:31 AM

Independent living community brochures provide brief snippets of information. Most of them are designed to offer the best possible image of the community, its residents, its amenities, and its workers. While they can provide an enticing image of what life is like within the community, there is a lot you cannot learn from a brochure, including the things listed below.

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Topics: Information & Assistance, Independent Living

Can My Parent Afford Assisted Living?

Posted by Eskaton on Sep 16, 2016 9:12:16 AM

When evaluating costs of assisted living communities, ensure you know exactly what is included and what is NOT included in any quoted price. What may seem overly expensive may be a fair deal while something that seems like a bargain could end up costing more than you expected.

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Topics: Information & Assistance, Assisted Living

Simplifying Life With The Right Home

Posted by Eskaton on Sep 14, 2016 9:31:28 AM

As you age, finding the right home can simplify your life greatly. The key is to make living with purpose a priority wherever you live. With that in mind, these are a few ways the right home can really help simplify your life.

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Topics: Information & Assistance, Independent Living